Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ancestor of every action is a thought
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain
The solar system has no anxiety about its reputation
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself,...
There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke...
It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or...
If everything else fails, read the instructions
Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age; requires infinite spaces and...
Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their...
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on...
We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we...
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests...
All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one
It is as easy for the strong man to be strong, as it is for...
The years teach much which the days never knew.
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
'Tis pedantry to estimate nations by the census, or by square miles of land, or...
When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived